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By Rory MacKinnon in Britain:
Student faces census boycott fine
Thursday 03 November 2011
A Shrewsbury peace activist is facing a £1,000 fine after refusing to fill out this year’s census run by the world’s biggest arms dealer.
Student Judith Sambrook has been ordered to appear in Wrexham magistrates’ court next Friday charged with refusal to comply with the Census Act because government outsourced the £150 million project to weapons manufacturers Lockheed Martin.
The Act stipulates a fine of up to £1,000 for householders who fail to report their name, sex, age, employment, nationality and ethnicity, marital status and “any other matters … with a view to ascertaining the social or civil condition of the population.”
US-based multinational Lockheed Martin, which has recently expanded into surveillance and data processing for the CIA and FBI, is better known as one of the world’s most notorious weapons manufacturers.
Its products include F-16 fighter jets, nuclear missiles and cluster bombs banned under an international treaty.
Ms Sambrook, who is represented by Bindmans, told the Morning Star today that she intended to plead not guilty.
She said that she would invoke her right to freedom of conscience, guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights. The single mother of two said she was determined to take a stand against the international arms trade.
Nor would she pay a fine if found guilty, she said.
“Anything that rewards them is something I will have no part of.
“If I have to go to prison, so be it.”
It is understood that Wrexham Peace and Justice Forum will hold a vigil outside the courtroom when she appears in court a week tomorrow.